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Tuesday December 14, 12:14 pm Eastern Time

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SOURCE: XMLSolutions

XMLSolutions Participates in the ebXML Global Initiative With The United Nations and OASIS

MCLEAN, Va., Dec. 14 /PRNewswire/ -- XMLSolutions announces participation and support of the Electronic Business XML Initiative (ebXML). The United Nations body for Trade Facilitation and Electronic Business (UN/CEFACT) and the Organization for the Advancement of Structured Information Standards (OASIS), have joined forces to initiate a worldwide project to standardize XML business specifications. ebXML has invited organizations to join in their efforts to create a cohesive framework that will enable XML to be utilized for the exchange of all electronic business information.

XMLSolutions is proud to be one of more than 50 companies, consortiums, and international standards bodies participating in the ebXML initiative. The first ebXML meeting was held November 17 -- 19 in San Jose, California.

``XMLSolutions expertise and commitment provide us with a tremendous opportunity to advance the ebXML standard. XMLSolutions joins a growing list of very dynamic companies that will continue to evangelize the benefits of this open and flexible framework,'' stated Rik Drummond, CEO of the Drummond Group.

``XMLSolutions is very excited about the opportunity to participate in the ebXML standard. This global standard offers a great opportunity for deploying an open XML standard for e-business,'' stated Doug Hopeman, VP of EDI at XMLSolutions.

About ebXML

ebXML.org (www.ebXML.org) is an international initiative established by UN/CEFACT and OASIS with a mandate to undertake a 15-18 month program of work to research and identify the technical basis upon which the global implementation of XML (``Extensible Markup Language'') can be standardized. The goal is to provide an open technical framework to enable XML to be utilized in a consistent and uniform manner for the exchange of electronic business data in application-to-application, application-to-person and person-to-application environments.


UN/CEFACT (www.unece.org/cefact) is the United Nations body whose mandate covers worldwide policy and technical development in the area of trade facilitation and electronic business. Headquartered in Geneva, it has developed and promoted many tools for the facilitation of global business processes including UN/EDIFACT, the international EDI standard. Its current work program includes such topics as Simpl-edi and Object Oriented edi and it strongly supports the development and implementation of open inter-operable, global standards and specifications for electronic business.


OASIS (www.oasis-open.org) is a non-profit, international consortium dedicated solely to product-independent data and content interchange. Focusing on product interoperability, OASIS embraces the complete spectrum of structured information standards including XML, SGML and CGM. OASIS operates XML.org (www.xml.org), the first global XML industry portal featuring the XML.org Registry and Repository that offers automated public access to XML schemas for electronic commerce, business-to-business transactions, and tools and application interoperability. OASIS sponsors include Adobe Systems, AND- USA, Arbortext, Bentley Systems, Boeing, Chrystal Software, Compaq, DataChannel, DMSi, Documentum, Dun & Bradstreet, Enigma, Extricity Software, GCA, IBM, Inso, InterCAP, Interleaf, Interwoven, ISOGEN, ITEDO, Keyfile, Larson Software, Microsoft, NextPage, NIST, Object Design, POET Software, Reed Technology, Reuters, Sabre, SoftQuad, Software AG, STEP, Sun Microsystems, Synthbank, System Development, Wavo, Xerox, XyEnterprise and Zeh GraphicsSystems.

About XMLSolutions

XMLSolutions enables customers to profitably and painlessly expand their existing EDI implementation to non-EDI trading partners through EDI-XML translation.

    Leveraging products and consulting services, XMLSolutions also allows
customers to:
    *     Manage XML application development and deployment through DTD/Schema
          management and programming utilities.
    *     Rapidly implement XML Application Integration (XAI) initiatives
          through custom application development using leading-edge products.
    *     Enable legacy systems and data to participate in the e-commerce

XMLSolutions is headquartered in Northern Virginia, with offices in Charlotte, Chicago, New York, San Francisco, Bangalore, India and The Hague.

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